Getting there & away
The Akaroa Shuttle (0800 500 929; www.akaroashuttle.co.nz; one-way/return $20/30) departs from outside the Christchurch i-SITE in Cathedral Sq at 8.30am and 2pm, returning from Akaroa at 10.30am, 3.35pm and 4.30pm. There’s an extra departure from Christchurch at 4.30pm on a Friday. Bookings are recommended.
Both companies run scenic tours from Christchurch exploring Banks Peninsula (from $35).